Why motivation is like showering….It’s recommended daily.

  1. 6:30 – Wake Up.
  2. 6:35 – Journal and Read.
  3. 7:00 – Brew Tea and catch up on Farm Traveler emails.
  4. 7:30 – Stretch and take the dog for a walk.
  5. 8:00 – Shower, eat breakfast.
  6. 8:30 – Start work day.

Above is my ideal morning routine. Key word here is IDEAL. In actuality, I’m rarely awake before 9:00. After watching productivity gurus and experts explain the importance of establishing a morning routine, I’ve been struggling at developing and keeping mine. I’ll sometimes get out of bed early, only to slack off after journaling. It’s an ongoing struggling. One that might require some sort of motivation in the morning.

I’ve heard countless people say, “Motivation is like showering. We recommended it daily.” Motivation shouldn’t be something before you play a sport or take a quiz. We all need motivation, 24/7. In various forms and various amounts. Maybe we all need Jocko Willink yelling at us in the morning to inspire us and get us out of bed. Or maybe it’s as simple as the joy of taking our dog for a walk. We all have different motivational needs.

Next week, PLEASE hold me to it, I’ll be getting out of bed and reporting on here how it went. My simple motivation will be journaling and tea time. Yeah…I realize that sentence makes me sound like a 80 year-old British man, but it is something I enjoy.

So, time to get with it and find some motivation.

What’s your motivation? Let me know in the comments below.


2 responses to “Why motivation is like showering….It’s recommended daily.”

  1. When you go about your ideal routine, do you do them in sequence? Or do you allow yourself to do them out of order? I find that if I let myself do the same handful of tasks in whatever order I feel inspired, it’s more motivating. I also don’t get up at the same time every day. The phases of the moon provide a cycle of more and less light, which impacts the quality of sleep we get. If I got up at the same time every day then I might grow increasingly exhausted and need to catch up, which would take me even further away from the goal of consistency, if that makes sense.

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    1. That’s all a very good point! I might try around at doing them in different orders. And I experimented with a sleep tracking app and found that waking up in light sleep, it is much easier to get up!

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